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DIY Shaving Cream
DIY Shaving Cream
Shaving can be a pain-literally. Razor burn, cuts, nicks, and dryness can occur. Whether it’s your legs or your face, a little moisturizing lubrication can go a long way to help prevent these irritations. Our pores and skin are very vulnerable when warmed. This can be great for adding beneficial all natural skin care products, or it can be very bad for adding ingredients that are harmful to skin.
Most shaving lotions and other skin care products contain parabens, fillers, preservatives, and other ingredients you should avoid putting on your skin. After all, your skin absorbs what you put onto it, and many of these ingredients have been linked to skin conditions and even cancer. Instead of worrying about ingredients you may not even be able to announce, keep your skin happy and healthy by making a simple DIY Shaving Cream you can use daily! It’s full of beneficial ingredients that moisturize skin and protect it from free radicals and other irritants.
Ingredients and Materials
- 1/3 cup Raw Shea Butter
- 1/3 cup Virgin Coconut Oil
- 3 tablespoons Sweet Almond Oil
- A sealable glass container (mason jars work great!)
- 10 drops Lavender Oil
- Using a double boiler, melt the shea butter and coconut oil on low heat. This should take about 10 minutes.
- Add in your sweet almond oil, and stir with a wooden spoon until fully mixed.
- Remove from heat and put your mixture into a glass mixing bowl.
- Add in your lavender oil and stir well once again.
- Place your mixture into the fridge, and let set for about two hours, or until it is almost solid.
- Remove from the fridge, and let your mixture sit in room temperature for about an hour.
- Using a hand mixer or Kitchen Aid, whip until your mixture has a nice “fluff” to it.
- Transfer to your sealed glass container.
- Store in a cool, dry place and always keep it sealed when not in use.
This DIY shaving cream can last a long time, however if moisture gets into the jar, it will not last as long. You will only need about a quarter size amount for each leg, or a dime size amount for your face. Shaving mixtures make your tub and shower slippery, so make sure to use caution when entering and leaving the bath or shower. Enjoy your DIY shaving cream!